What Sets UM-Flint's Social Sciences (MA) Program Apart?
UM-Flint’s Master of Arts (MA) in Social Sciences program is uniquely tailored for three distinct audiences:
- Bachelor-level graduates who wish to continue their exploration of social science disciplines and issues
- Teachers seeking graduate-level education in their fields to meet professional standards or deepen their understanding
- Professionals with private or public sector jobs who wish to increase their knowledge in areas of social sciences
- The 30-hour graduate credit program is designed primarily for the part-time student with evening and some online courses.
- The Social Sciences program allows you to combine core courses with a concentration in one of three areas: U.S. History and Politics, Global Studies, and Gender Studies.
- It is also possible with consent of an advisor to customize the program concentration courses to meet your specific needs.
- Social Sciences faculty are engaged and accessible, challenging you in a critical, multidisciplinary exploration of human societies across the globe, while assisting you to develop critical reading, research, and writing skills in social science.
- Students gain an understanding of and appreciation for differences that abound across the global community, preparing them to interact with people of different backgrounds and cultures in the workplace and in society.
- The program may be used to meet the 18-hour continuing education/professional development requirement for teachers to progress from a Provisional Certificate to a Professional Certificate, or to meet the six-credit hour requirement for Professional Certificate renewal.
- Critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills are greatly enhanced as a result of rigorous coursework and discussion which offers benefits, regardless of your profession.